Leading and Managing Projects

Project Management defined: the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet the project requirements on time and within budget.

Leading and managing projects is both a technical and a people management task. This workshop gives you the tools and techniques to accomplish the technical aspects of project management as well as the softer skills of managing teams – skills that are needed for successful project completion.

Learning Outcomes:

    • Assess the potential impact on your organization of any project.
    • Determine project stakeholders and how to engage them.
    • Understand team development and how to create it.
    • Define project scope and objectives.
    • Determine the tasks and activities required to complete your project.
    • Estimate the resources required for your project.
    • Schedule tasks and activities.
    • Execute and control your project and know how to modify it when required.
    • Evaluate projects to measure outcomes and to support learning.

What you will learn:

      • Understanding project management principles.
      • Understanding the Group Development Model.
      • Understanding the stages in the Project Management Process.
      • Initiation Phase
      • Planning Phase – goal setting, rules, roles and responsibilities, work planning, resource allocation.
      • Execution Phase – monitoring and modification, evaluation, roadmap

The workshop contains a mix of presentation and group discussion, case study reviews, and real time application to work-related projects.

Moreover, bring with you the preliminary specifics of your upcoming work to develop your plan, and walk out with the beginning of your project plan.

Who should attend:

This workshop will be useful for anyone who needs the tools to manage projects. This workshop is especially useful for staff working to develop long term housing and homelessness plans. Whether you are bringing in a consultant, or doing it yourself, this workshop will be useful in helping you view your work as a project and use the tips and tools you get in this workshop to help you in your work.


Two days.

Facilitator Information:

Larry Chester P.Eng., MBA, has been providing strategy formulation, business process improvement, and training and development consulting services to client organizations since 1980. Prior to forming Process Design Consultants, Mr. Chester was a partner in Benchmark Performance, a VP in an international management consulting firm, and Sales and Marketing VP for an air conditioning sales and distribution company.

Mr. Chester, a professional engineer with an MBA in finance, has been a guest speaker on critical thinking, people management and employee empowerment, and a University lecturer on creative decision making and project management. Mr. Chester was awarded the University of Toronto Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000.

For those interested in pursuing accreditation in project management, this workshop provides you with Professional Development Units towards your PMI Certification as well as credits towards certificates in Leadership Essentials or Strategic Leadership courses offered by University of Toronto’s Continuous Education Program.

To bring this workshop in-house, or for more information please contact Christie Abramovic, Manager of Education at cabramovic@omssa.com.